Tag Archives: Events

New “Double Heart” Wedding Stationery range

15 Apr

Double Heart Stationery range

First premiered at the Gainsborough Old Hall Wedding Fayre last month, here is a collection of photos from one of my newest Wedding Stationery ranges – “Double Heart”.

Original Minnie © Wedding and Occasion Stationery 2011 - Designed and made in Lincolnshire. Wedding Invitations with vintage button from my Double Heart range

Original Minnie © Wedding and Occasion Stationery 2011 - Designed and made in Lincolnshire. Wedding Invitations with vintage button from my Double Heart range

Original Minnie © Wedding and Occasion Stationery 2011 - Designed and made in Lincolnshire. Wedding Invitations with ribbon from my Double Heart range

Original Minnie © Wedding and Occasion Stationery 2011 - Designed and made in Lincolnshire. Wedding Invitations with ribbon from my Double Heart range

Original Minnie © Wedding and Occasion Stationery 2011 - Designed and made in Lincolnshire. Wedding Invitations inside from my Double Heart range

Original Minnie © Wedding and Occasion Stationery 2011 - Designed and made in Lincolnshire. Wedding Invitations inside from my Double Heart range

If you have a special colour theme for your Special Day, please let me know as I can alter the colour of the hearts, and I have a selection of fonts for you to choose from.

I can also add trimmings of your choice – buttons, ribbons, a ‘Wedding Ring’, or leave the cards plain.

Original Minnie © Wedding and Occasion Stationery 2011 - Designed and made in Lincolnshire. Order of Service with ring from my Double Heart range

Original Minnie © Wedding and Occasion Stationery 2011 - Designed and made in Lincolnshire. Order of Service with ring from my Double Heart range

Choose from Invitations,  Save The Dates, Menus, Orders of Service, or all of these together to coordinate all your stationery for the day.

 

If you have any ideas for a design theme, or have any questions please get in touch.

 

Original Minnie on Facebook!

7 Dec

Breaking newsOriginal Minnie now has an official Facebook page!

So now you can ‘Like’ and follow me on Facebook to find out about new designs, special offers, events, and more…

To be honest, I am new to Facebook, so if there is anything you would like to see more (or less) of on there, just let me know your suggestions!

23 days to Christmas

2 Dec

Just a quick reminder to let you know that I will be at my final Festive event of 2010 this weekend at the Fineshade Wood Festive Fair.

Fineshade Wood Festive Fair 2010 leaflet

Fineshade Wood Festive Fair 2010 leaflet

Located in the beautiful Rockingham Forest, just outside the stunning town of Stamford, it will be a two day event of quality local crafters/makers, local food stalls, Christmas trees for sale, a few festive tipples, and of course the Fineshade Cafe for a warming cuppa.

Come long for some festive spirit and gift hunting – if you have signed up to the handmade pledge for Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity to find some quality handmade gifts, made by local makers/artisans.

Hope to see you there…

For more info, check out my Events page, or email me.


Belton House Christmas Market review

30 Nov

OK, I know it was a couple of weeks ago now, but better late than never!

Even though I was nervous beforehand about it being outside (and cold!), I really enjoyed the weekend, and met some lovely people (public and other sellers), and there was a festive spirit in the air.

What I found Handmade at Belton Xmas Market - cakes by Kate Elizabeth's Cupcakes

YUM! What I found Handmade at Belton Xmas Market - cakes by Kate Elizabeth's Cupcakes

On the stall next to me were the friendly duo of Kate and Kate – one bakes yummy cupcakes using local organic flour, and one is a designer/dressmaker making textile goodies including pretty aprons, belts and corsages.  Take a look at their websites at KateElizabeth’sCupcakes and ThePartyFrock.

The organisers and volunteers did a great job, especially the plentiful cups of tea were very welcome!  With just a bit of rain on the Sunday, I think we were really lucky with the elements too – especially looking out of the window now at the snow!

I also did some shopping myself over the weekend, finding some great handmade gifts for Christmas – more of that to come next month…

Belton House Christmas Market

18 Nov

Find some Festive Spirit and Gifts

Don’t forget you can come and see Original Minnie at the Christmas Food and Craft Market this weekend at the stunning National Trust property “Belton House“, near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

There will be lots going on with many independent craft, artisan, and food stalls, plus festive music and a traditional Mummers’ play.   The Belton House restaurant, gift shop, and attractive grounds will also be open.

Open on Saturday AND Sunday, 11am – 4pm.  Come along!

For more info, get in touch or take a look at my Events page.


Quick Weekend Report Part 2

9 Mar

DOUBLE WHAMMY EVENT WEEKEND

… on Sunday I was at Arts and Crafts for Spring at Woodhall Spa, in Lincolnshire.  The venue was very picturesque – Petwood Hotel has massive gardens surrounding it. (It actually has much prettier bits of the garden – this was just a quick snap, as I was on my way home.)

Petwood gardenGardens at Petwood Hotel

© Original Minnie

It was built in Victorian times in a tudor style, but I think you can also see a Victorian Gothic influence on the stunning main entrance.

Petwood Main EntranceEntrance to Petwood Hotel

© Original Minnie

Its actually got more history than your average craft venue – it was used as the base for the Dambusters squadron in 2ndWW!

Petwood Bouncing PrototypeBouncing Bomb prototype at Petwood Hotel

© Original Minnie

Anyway, back to the crafts, I had a lovely sunny spot next to the window to display some of my new designs – I will post more about them soon.

Original Minnie StallMy stall ‘ready to start’ the day

© Original Minnie

There were lots of friendly stallholders there of course including Gingham Heart Crafts, Donna Evans, and DaisyFleur.

Now I’m thinking ahead to where the next event will be……?


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Next Event – Leicester Handmade Craft Fair

15 Feb

UPDATED EVENTS LISTING

Original Minnie Leicester Map

The next event will now be Saturday 6th March, in Leicester at the Fabrika Arts Centre (The Arts Organisation).  It is the first time Original Minnie has displayed in Leicester so its exciting!   Apparently Fabrika has its own coffee bar, which I’m sure I will take full advantage of to keep re-fueled!

It also means that weekend is going to be a double whammy with the Leicester event on Saturday and the Woodhall Spa event on Sunday – phew!  I’d better get cracking on my new designs so I have plenty of goodies to take!

For more info on either event, take a look at the Events page.


Next Event – Arts and Crafts for Spring

10 Feb

ARTS AND CRAFTS AT HISTORIC VENUE

So, the first event for Original Minnie in 2010 is announced … Arts and Crafts for Spring at the Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire.

Petwood Event March 2010 posterPoster © Tempo Promotes

On Sunday 7th March, the event is being held at the historic venue which was once the base for the Dambusters squadron in World War 2.  Now its a hotel, set in acres of gardens – good for having a wonder after the fair.

For more info have a look at the Events page or the organisers website (opens new windows).

(Original Minnie is not responsible for content on other websites.)


Next Event – Arts and Crafts for Autumn

6 Oct

ARTS, CRAFTS, AND A CUPPA

Arts an Crafts for Autumn 2009 poster

Arts & Crafts for Autumn poster © TempoPromotes


I cannot believe it is October already … 2010 will soon be with us!  Before then though, Original Minnie has a few events to attend – and the next one is this weekend!

Held at the Healthy Hub in the lovely historic city of Lincoln, there will be an arts and crafts market where you can have a look for some early Christmas presents, and then have a well-earned rest at the Healthy Hub Cafe.


For more information, get in touch, or have a look at the organiser’s website www.tempopromotes.co.uk

(Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other websites).


Next Event – Stamford Arts and Craft Market

15 Jul

STAMFORD – AN OLD FAVOURITE…

I’ve just confirmed the next event for Original Minnie will be on Sunday 26th July 2009.  I went there last year in September as a customer and there were several stalls, with a wide variety of products.

Stamford Arts and Craft Poster July 2009

The Stamford Arts and Craft Market Poster July 2009


Stamford is a beautiful town, with so many old buildings – its streets have often been used as a filming location for period dramas, including the BBC production of Middlemarch in 1990’s, and the more recent Pride and Prejudice film from 2005, starring Keira Knightly.

I actually saw some of the filming of Pride and Prejudice when they were outside the Arts Centre, and it was that which re-sparked a fire inside me to attend an art/design course, after leaving it behind at GCSE several years before… and now look where its got me 😉

I’m sure I took some piccies at the time – I will have to see whether I can dig them out of their hiding place… watch this space.


For more information about the event have a look on my Events page.